Every time there is a major economic expansion, it seems, we get into an argument about who or what should get credit: Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, the Republican legislature, the tax cuts, the taxpayer incentives and so forth.
The 28-member board stirred up a lot of dust when it began discussing ideas to move the UNC General Administration from Chapel Hill to Raleigh or to the Research Triangle Park; to reorganize the staff of UNC President Margaret Spellings; and to lower student tuition and fees. The board also voted to bar litigation by UNC Law’s Center for Civil Rights.
The late Sen. Jesse Helms made his political bones attacking the liberal media, using many of his 2,800 commentaries at WRAL-TV from 1960 until 1972 to rake The News and Observer and other news organizations over the coals.